Published 1:02 am Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Burton Edwin Baer passed away suddenly on June 17, 2013.
He has gone to be gardening in Heaven with God. Burt was a kind-hearted man who valued and cherished each person who came his way.
He served as a commander in the US Navy. After retiring from service, he taught high school, and some of his students still cherish him to this day.
Jack-of-all trades, Burt could fix anything that needed a bit of TLC. He loved his gardening and organic blueberries, and being close to God in nature.
Left to grieve are his second wife, Annelie; his son, Karl (Ann-Margaret); daughter, Rebecca (Richard, two grandsons Nick and Colin); and brother Phil (Chantel), as well as many other in-laws and friends.
Burt served faithfully on many boards in Polk County after his arrival here from Ohio 23 years ago, and will be sadly missed.
Always having time to share one of his many Navy stories, he enthusiastically reminisced for anyone who would listen
Burt attended Tryon Congregational Church with his wife Annelie, where he grew in the things of God.
Viewing will be held at Tryon Congregational Church, Melrose Avenue, from 9:30-10 a.m. Friday, June 21. Funeral service will follow at the church at 10 a.m.
Flower tributes can be made through Expressions Florist in Landrum, S.C. at 864-457-3942.
Also, donations towards college grants extended through Tryon Congregational Church may be made, as were his wish.
Interment will be at Black Mountain Veterans Cemetery at 2 p.m. with full military honors.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend and extend honor.
Burt always started each day by saying – “Thank you God for this day,” and now he is enjoying each and every one – with Him.
Condolences may be left online at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.